Streams in The Desert

Victorious Living is Possible

Nothing shall be impossible unto you.

~ Matt 17:20

It is possible, for those who really are willing to reckon on the power of the Lord for keeping and victory, to lead a life in which His promises are taken as they stand and are found to be true.

It is possible to cast all our care upon Him daily and to enjoy deep peace in doing it.

It is possible to have the thoughts and imaginations of our hearts purified, in the deepest meaning of the word.

It is possible to see the will of God in everything, and to receive it, not with sighing, but with singing.

It is possible by taking complete refuge in Divine power to become strong through and through; and, where previously our greatest weakness lay, to find that things which formerly upset all our resolves to be patient, or pure, or humble, furnish today an opportunity through Him who loved us, and works in us an agreement with His will and a blessed sense of His presence and His power to make sin powerless over us.

These things are DIVINE POSSIBILITIES, and because they are His work, the true experience of them will always cause us to bow lower at His feet and to learn to thirst and long for more.

We cannot possibly be satisfied with anything less each day, each hour, each moment, in Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit than to WALK WITH GOD. 

~ H. C. G. Moule

We may have as much of God as we will. Christ puts the key of the treasure-chamber into our hand, and bids us take all that we want. If a man is admitted into the bullion vault of a bank, and told to help himself, and comes out with one cent, whose fault is it that he is poor? Whose fault is it that Christian people generally have such scanty portions of the free riches of God?

~ McLaren

Eternal Perspectives

Will our resurrection bodies require food or an equivalent energy source? I think so, for although greatly enhanced, we remain creatures of God, not ghostly apparitions. Will we need clothing? It’s a beneficial social practice on earth, in my judgment (considering the alternative), and certainly practical, weather wise. It would be a nice convention to continue, in heaven, whether or not the climate requires it. As for jewelry and other accessories, I guess our yearning for beauty might lead to some such enjoyments. . . . Clothes are especially fulfilling for people who find artistic expression and satisfaction through designing or wearing them.

~ Arthur Roberts, [Exploring Heaven]

Daily Strength for Daily Needs

Serve Him with a perfect heart, and with a willing mind.

~ 1 Chr 28:9

And if some things I do not ask,  
In my cup of blessing be,  
I would have my spirit filled the more  
With grateful love to Thee,  
More careful, not to serve Thee much,  
But to please Thee perfectly.  

~ A. L. WARING

Little things come daily, hourly, within our reach, and they are not less calculated to set forward our growth in holiness, than are the greater occasions which occur but rarely. Moreover, fidelity in trifles, and an earnest seeking to please God in little matters, is a test of real devotion and love. Let your aim be to please our dear Lord perfectly in little things, and to attain a spirit of childlike simplicity and dependence. In proportion as self-love and self-confidence are weakened, and our will bowed to that of God, so will hindrances disappear, the internal troubles and contests which harassed the soul vanish, and it will be filled with peace and tranquillity.  

~ JEAN NICOLAS GROU